Monday, December 4, 2017

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (25/11/17)

By:  Candace Johannesen, Molly George, Nikola Verbiski
Grade six students, Keira Clarke, Rebecca Janes, and Reyd Ward, participated in the YMCA’s annual David Elliott Memorial Peace Week Speak Off on Tuesday evening. The theme for peace week is “Build Community. Act for Peace”. Congratulations to all the participants on an excellent presentation.
Kate Murphy and Nikola Verbiski set up their business, K & N’s DIY Co., in the main lobby on Wednesday. The girls sold book marks, slime, notebooks, and cards. The business venture was a hit. They sold items during both recess and lunch. The girls sold $200 in products. They will donate 50% of the profit to a family in need.
The grade six to Level 3 students are in St. John’s this weekend to participate in the Provincial Intermediate Skills Challenge. We have teams participating in robotics, graphic design, 2D animation, photography, and wind turbine. Good luck, everyone!
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Willow Boland who received a certificate for awesome respect in Tae Kwon Do this past week.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are busy preparing for the Christmas concert and beginning Christmas crafts this week.
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning about the needs of living things. They have been begun their Little Green Thumbs journaling.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is working hard to practice for their Christmas concert next week. They are doing addition stories in math class. With the help of the entire school, they filled 83 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Thank you, everyone!
Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class is working hard to learn their two French songs for the Christmas concert next week. The song “d’ou viens tu?” has been a great introduction to the Christmas season. In art they worked on snow covered trees. This project was inspired by the first snow fall.
Ms. Cunning’s grade two English class is beginning Christmas activities and preparing for the Christmas concert.
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class has officially started their Christmas writing project. The grade three and four students are writing narratives about Santa going missing, while the grade five and six students are writing an opinion essay  about the most desirable elf positions at the North Pole.
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class is investigating how rare types of trees local only to Hawaii are being found all over the world. The students are excited to be practicing for the Christmas concert.
Ms. Guy’s grade four class is finished writing their class story. They have made a good copy and illustrated photos. The class will share their story with Mrs. George’s grade one class.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class started their STEM Lego builds this week. The students are excited to begin learning about simple machines.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class participated in the YMCA Peace Week Speak Off on Tuesday evening. Keira Clarke, Rebecca Janes, and Reyd Ward represented their class at this event. The robotics team is in St. John’s this week competing in the Provincial First Lego League Robotics Competition.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class is excited to participate in the Provincial Intermediate Skills Challenge this weekend in St. John’s. Good luck to all the competitors.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class is in St. John’s today for the Provincial Intermediate Skills Challenge. The students are attending Mass at St. John the Baptist Basilica and then touring the House of Assembly and learning about our provincial government.
Coming Up
Report cards will go home on Monday. Parent teacher interviews will be held on Tuesday evening from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

The IHMS Christmas concert will take place on Thursday, November 30 at 7:00 pm.
 Grade one students in Mrs. George's class, (L-R): Charlea Boyd-Martyn, Mason Boyd-Martyn, Carrie Hoskins, and Addison MacArthur,   enjoy packaging special boxes for Operation Christmas Child.

 Grade two student, Teresa Coleman, poses for a picture in a City of Corner Brook Fire truck during the class visit to the fire station.